Do you understand the context of your coaching environment? PDP contributor and associate lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, Ben Franks discusses the issues around…

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20 Must Read Books for Coaches   The question this week comes from Pete, via Twitter: “What books do you…

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Dave Wright

Albert Einstein was said to have said this about the nature of research: “If we knew what it was we…

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William A. Harper

What influence does sporting governance have on player development and the athlete environment? Mark Upton, founder of myfastestmile, discusses how…

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Mark Upton
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PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

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Dave Wright

What are the best 9v9 formations, and why?   The question this week comes from John, via the PDP Facebook…

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Dan Wright

Game sense, how do we develop it? PE Teacher & regular PDP contributor, Sporticus shares his innovative approach to PE…

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Sporticus
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In this fantastic interview with England U18 Rugby Coach, Russell Earnshaw, PDP Editor, Dave Wright dives into a conversation with...
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Dave Wright

If player development is not about winning, what is it about?   The question this week comes from Tony, via…

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Dan Wright

PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

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Dave Wright

What is the benefit of a player-led training session?   The question this week comes from Liam, via the PDP…

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Dan Wright

Game management and understanding how to control a match are important elements for young players learning any sport. So how…

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Ben Bartlett
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What is your advice to a beginner coach?   The question this week comes from Mikael, via the PDP Innovation…

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Dave Wright

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Edu Rubio is a UEFA Pro Licensed coach who works at MK Dons as the Head of Coach Development &…

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Coaching can be a balancing act. When should coaches step in and help and what approach to teaching should you…

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PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

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Dave Wright

Resident positive psychology expert, Lara Mossman discusses how to create positive sports environments for developing players. In this challenging article…

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Lara Mossman
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When asked about his early years, hockey great Wayne Gretzky, said: “I played everything.  I played lacrosse, baseball, hockey, soccer,…

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William A. Harper
UEFA A Licensed Coach, Kieran Smith joins us for a discussion on The Spanish Style & The Value of Rondos....
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Dave Wright

The difference between a good player and a great player can often come down their ability to consistently show creativity…

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James Vaughan
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PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

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Dave Wright

Systems tend to dominate organisational thinking in the modern age. So how do these systems potentially harm player development and…

Mark Upton
Mark Upton
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There has been a lot of past research focusing on developing the reflective skills of coaches through a technique called…

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Sean Douglas
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What are some different communication strategies I can use with my players?   The question this week comes from Michelle:…

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Dan Wright

When we picture a proactive approach to player development, many people see structure and methodical organisation as a sign of…

Stuart English
Stuart English
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Just over 50 years ago Marshal McCluhan published a book entitled Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man. Its shorthand mantra…

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William A. Harper

Spanish football is constantly seen as a model for success in player development. Regular PDP Contributor & Founder of TOVO…

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Todd Beane
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Daniel Giansiracusa is a former professional AFL player who ran out for the Western Bulldogs 265 times over the course...
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PDP Video Session Plans are adaptable sessions designed by academy coach, Dave Wright. All sessions show key focus points, set up, and progressions so you can use them in your next practice.

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Dave Wright

I have quit jobs, moved countries and become – to use my friend’s words – an ‘intellectual hobo’ in search…

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